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In India, a woman found a live cobra in a parcel from Amazon

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun20,2024

A woman in India found a live cobra in a package from Amazon

A resident of India received an unusual delivery, namely a live cobra, which was in a box together with an Xbox controller that she ordered in a southern city Bengaluru. The venomous snake was taped to the Amazon India shipping tape, so it was unable to harm it, writes The Independent, referring to a post by a woman named Tanvi on social network X.

“Ordered an Xbox controller from @amazonIN and got a free snake with it!”, – she wrote.

The woman managed to capture a video of the incident and share it on social media, causing concern among other Indians. The snake has been identified as a Spectacled Cobra, which hails from the state of Karnataka. She was successfully caught and released, an NDTV report said.

In turn, Amazon India apologized and said it was investigating the incident, stressing that customer safety was a priority.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience you experienced with your Amazon order. We would like to check it”, – the company's message says.

The company also asked the client to share the details of the incident and promised to contact her soon. 

It also became known that the woman received compensation , but criticized Amazon for negligence and raised concerns about the safety of shipping and warehousing.

“What did they get for risking their lives with a very a poisonous snake? This is a security breach caused solely by Amazon's negligence and their poor transportation/warehousing hygiene and oversight,”, – pointed out Tanvi.

Social media users in India reacted with concern to such a delivery, but some took it with humor: “So Amazon now delivers cobra too, that's why Amazon is the leader in online shopping”.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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